Since becoming a teacher eighteen years ago I have worked in a variety of different school across Yorkshire. I joined Rastrick High School in 2016 as the first Director of Humanities and have since moved into the role of Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning. Two things that have remained constant throughout my roles are my passion to help teachers be the best that they can be and an absolute belief that this job is a privilege. As teachers we are privileged to see young children, supported by committed professionals, transition into young adults and achieve amazing things on the way!
In my role as Finance Director I lead the professional financial management of the school. Responsible for providing financial planning, income generation and budget control to assist leaders in effectively managing funds to meet the school’s objectives. I maintain robust financial systems and controls to safeguard finances, ensure efficiency and value for money.
Assistant Headteacher Standards
During my time in education, through working in two multi academy trusts, I have gained experience of a number of educational settings and contexts in a range of capacities including senior leadership.
Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning
My role is supporting staff, to ensure ‘teaching is mostly outstanding and never less than good’. To support staff, we provide an outstanding CPD programme to ensure staff are up-to-date with the most recent research, and can apply this to their everyday practice. I also ensure we offer an outstanding curriculum for our students, and a personalised options process for Year 9 students.